The first four algorithms NIST has announced for post-quantum cryptography are based on structured lattices and hash functions, two families of math problems that could resist a quantum computer’s assault.

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GAITHERSBURG, Md. — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has chosen the first group of encryption tools that are designed to

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ESPOO, Finland, July 22, 2022 — IQM Quantum Computers (IQM), the European leader in building superconducting quantum computers, is announcing today it has raised €128 million ($128m) in Series A2 funding led by World Fund to expand its international business and accelerate product development to tackle the world’s most pressing problems. The funding, which follows a €39m ($39m) Series A1

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  • The first permanent endovascular brain-computer interface was implanted in a patient in the U.S.

  • The technology is intended to give severely paralyzed people the ability to control a computer using only their thoughts.

  • Brain-computer interface developer Synchron has developed a novel approach to the procedure that has started an FDA-approved early feasibility study.

In recent years,

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Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) are no longer a thing of science fiction. The technology is already available to some patients to treat conditions like epilepsy and blindness. Soon, projects like Elon Musk’s Neuralink could make BCIs available to a broad consumer audience.

 

However, with the technology’s widespread adoption has come serious concerns about the safety and ethics of brain-computer interfaces.

 

The

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Enoila Shokunbi, a fifth grader at McDonough School in Middletown, knows exactly what she wants to be when she grows up.

“President,” she said quickly. “But I might want to be a singer first.”

Enoila explains that someone like Taylor Swift would likely get more votes for president because of her pop stardom, so that might be the route she

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